Share As a JPG
Once you are finished working on your card, you can export it to share it as a JPG file.
To do this, choose File>Export Card from the top menu bar. This will open a dialog box where you can choose to export the card as either a JPG, a TIFF or as a PDF file.
While this is a quick and easy option for sharing your greeting card in a digital way, keep in mind that this process will produce a different jpeg for each page of your card.
That means that if you export a flat greeting card, the export will produce a single JPG file. But if you have created a traditional, folded greeting card, exporting the card as a JPG will produce three JPG files. So, practically speaking, sharing a greeting card as an exported JPG is probably best limited to flat, single page cards.
Save As And Share The Card As A PDF File
We talked options for saving your greeting card creation in my previous post, Creating Greeting Cards In Photoshop Elements. One of those options is to save a copy of the card as a PDF file.
To save a card as a PDF file, choose File>Save As form the top menu bar. Then choose Acrobat PDF in the Format drop down box towards the bottom of the dialog box.
Saving a greeting card as a PDF creates a file that can be shared with and viewed by pretty much anyone with a computer, not just those who have Photoshop Elements.
The PDF file created in this process can be a sizable one. Depending on the number of photos and the graphics on your card, the associated PDF file can be anywhere from 2.5 to 3.5 MB in size. So keep that in mind if you are planning on emailing your cards in the PDF format. That size really shouldn’t be a problem with most email servers, but keep an eye out for returned messages just in case one of your recipients has a too-full mailbox.